mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma with mellow hops. Sweet on the tip of the tongue, develops into a nice hoppy bitterness. Mush more tripel than IPA. Hops are not dominant. Very good tripel.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
apple juice colored. small but stamina-laden white head. hoppy-fruity (pineapple, citrus) some nice yeast balance. well attenuated medium body. crisp refreshing.
JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Cloudy orange color with a medium off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with some malt and a touch of Belgian yeast. Citrus hop flavor, some spicy yeast and a lingering bitter finish. More IPA character than most beers like this. Good stuff.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought it at Whole Foods in Sacramento. Finally, after a long wait I was able to drink Le Freak. Perfect marriage of two great styles. The sweet of the Abbey Trippel with the bitterness and fullness of IIPA.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 12/10/2007
Spicy aroma. Golden coloured slightly fruity and spicy. Strong in alcohol. Crisp and pale bitter malt finish.
baraciisch (2395) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark yellow-golden in color with white foamy head.... Citrusy sweet aroma.... Flavor is sweet citrus and yeastly like a trippel initially, with a little more bitterness on the finish than you’d expect from a Belgian.... Citrus hops and yeast linger on the palate... Pretty good Belgian IPA...
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber served in a snifter. Hazy golden honey hue with a large frothy off-white head. Belgian nose with some hoppy and yeasty elements. Interesting... caramel and bubblegum also. Solidmouthfeel. Bubblegum on the attack as well. Medium body and some fizzy carbonation. Creamy, oily, and coats your tongue. There’s a lot going on here. Long, bitter finish. Really good stuff.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a glowing hazy gold amber, creamy big beige head that laces well, stays fairly big. Aromas throw some nice fruity belgian yeast, touch of spice, citrusy hops on the nose of lemon. Different than expected. Initial throws some fruity and belgian yeastiness, a bit estery and throwing down the nice lemony citrus hop bitterness further into the body and fuller/stronger than expected. Finish is dry and bitter, a bit of underlying fruit and belgian yeast. This one is an interesting hybrid, a little strong on the warming feel, but a very good beer overall. Cheers.
BuckeyeBoy (3865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours out a cloudy straw topped with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops along with a nice spice. Tast was of caramel, more of the citrus and a little pine hop. A bitter end. This was a tasty brew.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
body is light amber-gold, slightly hazy. head is very light tan, tall, and frothy/ creamy. aroma is sweet belgian caramel malt & fruity like apricots/peaches/fresh orange peel. faint pine needle hoppy aroma and belgian yeast too. flavor is sweet belgian caramel malt with bitter pithy hop right from the start. a little bit of stone fruit and peppery spice like a trippel, with a weak funk and a bit of alcohol heat. finish/aftertaste is hoppy bitterness. I’m not a fan of hoppy beglians but it’s pretty much exactly what they claim on the label.